Prodigy or not, Superbon’s performance in the days ahead will speak for itself. After all, he bears the distinguished last name of Banchamek, the mark of the world-famous fighting legend, Buakaw. This was again a subject the reporters were relentless in pursuing on the day of interview. So, it was only natural that Superbon got involved at an early age. I think I would have the edge now as I don’t think he is quite the same fighter anymore and am confident I would beat him.”. At 29 years of age Superbon could be coming towards the end of his career but he still feels he has a long way to go.

As per its last ranking update, Superbon currently holds the number 1 spot on Liverkick in the lightweight division, right at the top of a who’s who list of kickboxing greats that includes Giorgio Petrosyan, Jomthong Chuwattana and even his mentor, Buakaw. For the 29-year-old Phatthalung province native, it’s a chance for him to prove that he is the most elite striker in the weight class. In the course of the tournament, Superbon also even an old score score by defeating Sitthichai via decision, avenging his own loss from the previous year. “When we came back to Thailand, he asked me to train with him.

His clash in the finals against another formidable Thai opponent, Jomthong Chuwattana cemented his place in today’s list of the best kickboxers, winning the tournament by a round-3 KO, no less.

As for Sitthichai’s massively-reported recent win over Chinese monk-fighter, Yi Long, Superbon had this to say, “I have known Sitthichai for a long time since our days serving in the Thai army, and we remain in very close contact. Muay Thai Citizen - For Everything Muay Thai and Kickboxing. “There was no opponent and no event, and I couldn’t make a living,” he says. Both title fights are scheduled for five rounds. “My dad was the one who trained me all those years,” Superbon adds. While Superbon’s father started him in Muay Thai to keep him away from the destructive forces that sometimes plague rural Thailand, the young athlete was also reaping other benefits. The... UFC 253: Adesanya vs Costa airs live on pay-per-view on Sunday, September 27 from "Fight Island" on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. (@superbon_banchamek) on Jul 9, 2019 at 3:44am PDT. Superbon, who grew up in the southern Phatthalung province, has been surrounded by martial artists since birth. Sitthichai would go on to clinch the tournament belt that year. While the protégé continues in the task of forging his own legacy, many fight fans shower doubts on the mentor’s place in today’s kickboxing era.